Jeffrey E. Stone - McDermott Will & Emery


Jeffrey E. Stone concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and counseling to boards of directors and senior business executives. He represents corporations, boards of directors, senior executives and other individuals in a variety of complex civil litigation and criminal prosecutions involving a broad range of industries, including health care, manufacturing and financial services.

During his 30 year tenure at McDermott, Jeffrey has served as chairman of the Firm, Global head of McDermott’s Trial Department and head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group.

Show More


  • Represented the Special Committee of a NYSE company in connection with allegations of Board self-dealing and in connection with Delaware Chancery Court litigation
  • Represented the former chief executive officer of a Fortune 100 company in connection with a criminal investigation and prosecution of alleged criminal antitrust violations
  • Represented the Board of Directors of one of the nation’s leading utility companies in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged bribery and mail/wire fraud violations
  • Represented a senior partner of one of the world’s largest private equity funds in connection with allegations of mail/wire fraud

Show More


  • Chambers USA, General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2020 and 2022
  • Featured as one of Litigation Daily’s Litigators of the Week, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2006 to 2023

Show More


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and member of the Board of Regents
  • American Jewish Committee, Board of Governors; member of Executive Council; chair of Asia-Pacific Institute
  • Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society (ALAS), Chairman of the of Board of Directors
  • Campaign for Justice, chaired annual Chicago-wide campaign in support of local pro bono and civic legal activities

Show More


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1983
Stanford University, BA, with honors and distinction, 1978


Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)